Human Rights Council
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) founded in 2006 is a crucial inter-governmental entity working to ensure that the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is upheld at all levels. In this session of the Human Rights Council, we will be discussing two very interesting topics that each touch upon a multitude of human rights and put certain governments in the hot seat regarding their treatment of peaceful protesters, civil advocates and LGBTQ individuals. For our first topic, governments around the world regulate how peaceful protesters can assemble, however, in many countries these regulations may be overstepping, violating multiple human rights from the right to assemble, to the very right to life. Similarly with our second topic, it is evident to see that those in the LGBTQ community face a large amount of stigmatization and violence that in some places has put their very lives in danger.
The responsibility of determining if facets of these issues are violations of human rights is in the hands of the 47 Member States in the Human Rights Council. It will be your job to determine where the line dividing the rights of governments to rule as best they see fit and the protection of Human Rights. Then, we can work as a body to develop mechanisms that support our mandate to uphold human rights for all.
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